Back to School ‘No Makeup’ Makeup Look

The summer holidays have now come to an end and school will be starting again this week if it hasn’t already so today I have a ‘no makeup’ makeup look. My school didn’t allow makeup that was bright and obvious but we were able to get away with a more natural look so here it is.

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Before 

Face

As it’s the end of summer my skin is in fairly good condition and slightly more tanned than usual so for September I’m going to continue to use a BB cream. When late autumn/winter arrives I will move towards more full coverage foundations but for now a lighter product with a ‘your skin but better affect’ is going to be perfect. I have been really loving the Dead Sea Spa Magik BB CreamIt’s light, has a lovely tint and smooths over my skin really well. I also love this with this you can skin a step by not moisturising because it’s so hydrating which is such a bonus when you’re running late in the morning!

Next I am going to apply a light dusting of shimmery bronzer without any contour as I’m going for a more natural look. The one I’m using is the Essence Mosaic Compact Powder which I got in a glossy box a few months ago. I like this one because the mix of shades make it look light and natural. For a more natural look I just swipe it over my cheeks, my forehead and slightly down my neck just to give my whole face a more warm sweep of colour.

For blush I am just going for  a light shade and one that’s not too difficult to work with and that’s the Kiko Colour Veil Blush in 01 which I can’t find online anymore but I can recommend their other blushes here because I have quite a few! I slightly smile when applying it and blend it in so the transition between the blush and bronze is smooth and natural looking.

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Eyes 

I normally do my brows next and more recently I have been using the L’Oreal Brow Artist Shaper pencil. I much prefer pencils to fill in my brows because I have such thin brows and this is kind of an all in one pencil.

For my eyes I am not going to be wearing any eye shadow for two reasons. One being that we are going for a natural look here and the other reason being that when I went to school I never had time for eye shadow and was always in a rush so it’s one less thing to have to worry about. Instead I have just curled my lashes and popped on two coats of the No7 Velvet Lash Mascara and I love this mascara because it really enhances the eye lashes making them look fuller and longer but not over-dramatic.

Lips

Lips are always the one thing I forget to do all the time. However, because I always remember later on in the day I normally end up putting on the Vaseline Lip Therapy in Rosy Lips . I literally used to put this on so much in school because it smells so good and it only slightly tinted pink but doesn’t look unnatural at all; this is obviously ultra moisturising so keeps your lips looking lovely when it wears off anyway.

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So that’s it for my natural ‘no makeup’ makeup look for going back to school or work or just when you can’t be bothered to do your makeup because let’s be honest we don’t always want to spend ages on makeup!

What do you like wearing when going for a more natural look?

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